Scandal Season 5, Episode 2 “Yes”
It was a crazy day in the White House after the former Vice President Sally exposed Fitz and Liv’s ex-marital affair and in order for Liv to stay out of the mess and from the reality that she was trying not to happen, she took on a new case that will eventually made her realize that running away isn’t going to solve her current situation. This episode was loaded with human drama of typical love story dilemma but in a much higher grounds as they, of course, influential people. I just love the guts of VP Susan Ross when she confronted Fitz about his responsibilities to his constituents before he made an affair to Liv. I also love how Melly always has solutions to control the situation for her benefit of course even though she knew where she stood. This is a prevailing scene in this series but I don’t mind. Cyrus was slowly crawling back into their lives now and though I don’t like most of his schemes, I find him more effective as a Chief of Staff for the President. It was also good to see that Huck and Quinn were slowly patching things up so they can have an amicable working environment. Even Abby herself found something which will help her know how to play the cards to her advantage. I thought everything went as planned when Fitz gave into Melly’s plans but the ending literally concluded with a bang when (as the trailer showed) Liv confirmed her relationship with the President. Oooh! this episode had everything up to the cherry on top and I can’t wait for next week to see what will happen to Paris as it burns!!!
How To Get Away With Murder Season 2, Episode 2 “She’s Dying”
There was a lot in the plate for Annalise in this episode as she juggled between the murder case she was representing and her involvement as a witness for her husband’s murder case and it was an emotional roller coaster to her and all characters involved. But before going into the entire episode, we were shown the gruesome scene of Annalise soaked with her own blood, as also provided during the cliffhanger ending of Episode 1, and I think this will be the culmination and focus for this series as the sibling’s case is more than just an ordinary murder. It was a very hard episode for Viola’s character as she tried to hold up from being brutally cross-examined on the witness stand during Nate’s preliminary hearing. I love how conventional they had become in this episode as they tried to touch deeper, educate and push boundaries in delving with sensitive topics like LGBT (somehow, this was the first time I saw lesbianism on TV) and HIV. The last scene though was a shocker as the four involved with Sam’s murder are again present on the crime scene where Annalise is bleeding to death and with the prosecutor’s dead body. The series is getting more and more interesting as they are still trying to conclude a yet unresolved plot from Season 1 while facing bigger situations in this new season, and hey it is just the second episode.
Heroes Reborn Season 1, Episode 2 “Under The Mask”
It is now getting clearer and cleared now with this new episode of Heroes Reborn as we get to see some light into their plot and slowly connecting the characters but still uncertain what will happen when that “phenomenon” hits the earth. Now we know why Renauta badly needed Molly who, for me, was so dumb not going with Noah even though she knew the latter has some memories erased.
What I am frustrated though is the fact that there are too much characters while having very less development to them. I know Noah’s the main character but it shouldn’t be centered to him and his quest to find the truth as other interesting characters need to have their story highlighted. I am afraid that this series will not live to its hype and expectation if they continue to go into this direction. The CGI’s are still very obvious and this will pull the series down if they will not polish the effects. I am getting bored with this series now but I will give a chance to prove their worth.